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Global Issues, Local Arguments: Readings for Writing

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Global Issues, Local Arguments: Readings for Writing features high-interest arguments on significant global issues and emphasizes their connection to our lives–all the while developing critical thinking, rhetorical, analysis, synthesis, argumentation, and research skills.

 

Synopsis:

The first argument reader of its kind, Global Issues, Local Arguments: Readings for Writing showcases opposing points of view within nine issues pertaining to globalization: Free Trade, Employment Outsourcing, Immigration, Culture, Terrorism, Human Rights, Water Rights, Global Food Supply, and Global Health.

Table of Contents

Preface              

 Chapter 1: Introduction: Defining and Exploring Globalization  

Exploration One: How Wide Is Your Global View?  

Exploration Two: Picturing the Globe  

What Does the Term “Globalization” Mean? 

        Three Competing Definitions of Globalization  

         Promoting and Protesting Globalization  

         How Should We Make Decisions and Act in Response to Globalization?  

         Navigating the Controversies  

 Chapter 2: Consumerism, Free Trade, and Sweatshops  

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

Student Voice: Experiencing Consumerism and Sweatshops (Tiffany Anderson)  

International Voices: 

         Comments from a Factory Worker Producing Clothing for Wal-Mart  

Global Hot Spot:  China  

READINGS  

         Khalil Bendib, “AXT Workers’ Rights” (cartoon)   

         Nick Gillespie, “Poor Man’s Hero” [Interview with Johan Norberg]  

         Global Exchange, “Twelve Reasons to Oppose the World Trade Organization”  

         Garment Factory in Saipan (photograph)  

         George F. Will, “Fight over Free Trade Worth Having and Losing”  

         Mike Shanahan, “Appetite for Destruction”  

         Ed Finn, “Harnessing Our Power as Consumers: Cost of Boycotting Sweatshop Goods Offset by the Benefits”  

         Anita Roddick, “Comment and Analysis: The Price of Dignity: Business Is Imposing Virtual Slavery in the Developing World---and Only We, the Consumers, Can Stop It”  

         Chip Bok, “Help Is on the Way, Dude” (cartoon)  

         Jay Nordlinger,“The New Colossus: Wal-Mart Is America’s Store, and the World’s, and Its Enemies Are Sadly Behind”  

         Froma Harrop,“Calculating the Real Cost of ‘Everyday Low Prices’”  

         Barbara Ehrenreich, “Wal-Martian Invasion”  

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 

Chapter 3: Trading Jobs: Outsourcing and Employment in a Global Economy  

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

Student’s Voice: Experiencing Offshore Outsourcing (Nicole Neumiller)  

International Voices:

        Comment from an Indian Working in the Information Technology Field  

Global Hot Spot: India   READINGS   

        Thomas L. Friedman, “30 Little Turtles”   

        Paritosh Bansal “Re: ’30 Little Turtles’”  

        Missoulian .com News Line, “Some Job Angst Flies Against Experience”   

        Larry Wright, “Jobs Terror Alert” (cartoon)  

        Daniel W. Drezner, “The Outsourcing Bogeyman”  

        Sylvia Allegretto and Andy Stettner, “Educated, Experienced, and Out of Work: Long-Term Joblessness Continues to Plague the Unemployed”   

        February 2004 Wired (magazine cover)  

        Bruce Raynor, “Protect Workers’ Rights”   

        Ellen Goodman, “The Do-It-Yourself Economy”  

        Lisa Vaas, “Interview with New Jersey State Senator Shirley Turner”   

        Tom Salonek, “Don’t Ban Outsourcing: Create Jobs”  

        Henry Payne, “Supermart Tennis Shoes” (cartoon)  

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 Chapter 4: Crossing Borders: Immigration  

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

Student’s Voice: Experiencing Immigration Issues (Esperanza Borboa)   

International Voices:

        Residents of a Small Town in Mexico Responding to Immigration  

Global Hot Spot:  Mexico  

READINGS  

        Jagdish Bhagwati, “Borders Beyond Control”        

        Kofi Annan, “Lecture on International Flows of Humanity”  

        Clay Bennett, “Offer May Vary” (cartoon)  

        Ruben Navarrette, Jr. “America’s Mixed Messages to Foreigners at the Gate”  

        Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Relations, Guide for the Mexican Migrant  (excerpt)  

        Linda Chavez, “Guest Worker Visas”  

        John Laughland, “Immigration Is Turning Britain into a Sweatshop”  

        Brian Fairrington, “Illegal Immigrant Economy” (cartoon)  

        Don Melvin, “When Guest Workers Opt Not To Go Home; German Example Shows Some Migrant Policies Lead to Isolation, Poverty”  

        “Anti-Immigration Bumper Stickers”  

        Samuel P. Huntington, “The Special Case of Mexican Immigration”  

        “MALDEF and LULAC Rebuke Samuel Huntington’s Theories on Latino Immigrants and Call on America to Reaffirm Its Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Democracy”  

        Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, “No Room at the Inn”  

        Faisal Mahmood, "Pakistanis Protesting France's Ban on the Hijab" 

        Francis Fukuyama, “Our Foreign Legions”  

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 Chapter 5: Cultural Rights: Global Tensions over Media, Technology, Music, Film, and Food   

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

Student’s Voice: Experiencing Intercultural Exchange (Owen Johnson)   

International Voices:

        Yeunhwa Jang from Korea Comments on American Fast Food  

Global Hot Spot:  The Middle East   READINGS  

        George Packer, “When Here Sees There”   

        The Economist, “Behind the Digital Divide”  

        Cover Image from the Economist

        Philippe Legrain, “In Defense of Globalization: Why Cultural Exchange Is Still an Overwhelming Force for Good Globalization”   

        Benjamin Barber, “Brave New McWorld: Creative Destruction: How Globalization Is Changing the World’s Cultures”         

        Jane Poynter, “Learning from One Another”    

        Benjamin Compaine, “Global Media”   

        Henry Payne, “Great Mall of China”  (political cartoon)  

        Henry Jenkins, “Culture Goes Global”   

        John Harris, “The Bland Play On”   

        Rajal Pitroda, “Why Is Bollywood Obsessed with Producing ‘Crossover Films’?”    

        David Adesnik, “Marvel Comics and Manifest Destiny”   

        Jeevan J. Kang, Image from Spider-ManIndia  

        Eric Schlosser, “Special Report on Slow Food”  

        James L. Watson, “China’s Big Mac Attack”   

        William Lalicker, Photos of Cultural Contact in China: Fast Food  and Advertising     

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 Chapter 6: Human Rights: Trafficking of Women and Children and Forced Child Labor  

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

Student’s Voice: Experiencing Human Rights Problems (Spencer Jones)  

International Voices:

        Testimony of a Child Domestic Worker in Zambia  

        Testimony of a Trafficked Woman in the Sex Trade  

Global Hot Spot:  The Balkans and Eastern Europe  

READINGS      

         David A. Feingold, “Human Trafficking”  

        Global Exchange, “Fair Trade Chocolate and Cocoa: The Sweet Solution to Abusive Child Labor and Poverty”   

        Mike Lester, “Chinese Children and Harry Potter” (political cartoon)  

        Nicholas D. Kristof, “Put Your Money Where Their Mouths Are”  

        Children’s Forum, Special Session of Children-UNICEF, “A World Fit for Us”   

        Luc Novovitch, "Chadian Eight-Year Old Soldier Smoking" (photo)

        Joanna Busza, Sarah Castle, and Aisse Diarra, “Trafficking and Health”  

        The Independent, “The Horrors of the International Sex Trade”  

        International Organization for Migration, “For Sale” (poster) 

        Kate Butcher, “Confusion between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking” 

        Human Rights Watch, LeShawn R. Jefferson, “Letter to Colin Powell on the Trafficking in Persons Report 2003”  

        John R. Miller, “Slavery in 2004”  

        Richard Poulin, “Globalization and the Sex Trade: Trafficking and the Commodification of Women and Children”  

        HumanTrafficting.com, “Law Enforcement Poster on Sex Trafficking” 

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion   Writing Assignments  

 Chapter 7:Environmental Resources and Rights: Global Conflicts over Water and Climate Change   

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

Student’s Voice: Experiencing Water Scarcity (Malia Burns-Rozycki)  

International Voices:

        Comments from Water Authorities in Swaziland  

Global Hot Spot:  Africa  

READINGS  

        Joshua Ortega, “Water Wars: Bottling Up the World’s Supply of H2O” 

        Frederik Segerfeldt, “Private Water Saves Lives” 

        Jeff Fleischer, “Blue Gold: An Interview with Maude Barlow” 

        Robert L. Ayers, “Technology and Water: Looking for the Workaround” 

        Council of Canadians’ Blue Planet Project, “Water Is a Human Right” 

        Lester R. Brown, “Learning from China: Why the Western Economic Model Will not Work for the World”  

        Wangari Muta Maathai, “Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004”  

        United Nations Environment Programme, “Health and Environment”  

        Andrew Simms, “Why We Owe So Much to Victims of Disaster”  

        Patrick J. Michaels, “Himalayan Snow Job”  

        John Morris, “Gentlemen, We Have a Dilemma” (cartoon)  

        Bjorn Lomborg, “False Prophets, Bad Economics”  

        Ross Gelbspan, “Boiling Point:  Nature Doesn’t Compromise on Global Climate Change; Activists Must Not Either”  

        Bill Greenhead, “Environmental Hourglass” (cartoon)  

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  Writing Assignments  

 

Chapter 8: Feeding Global Populations  

Context for a Network of Issues 

Stakes and Stakeholders 

Student’s Voice: Experiencing Problems with Food Production (Kevin Uhl) 

International Voice:

        Excerpts from Interviews with Farmers and Activists in Northern India 

Global Hot Spot: India 

READINGS 

        Scott Canon, “Why You Can’t Sit Down to Eat Without Making a Statement” 

        United Nations Environment Programme, “Health and Environment” (poster)            

        C.S. Prakash and Gregory Conko, “Technology that Will Save Billions from Starvation” 

        Peter Rosset, “Transgenic Crops to Address Third World Hunger? A Critical Analysis” 

        Syngenta, “Organic Farming: Making an Informed Choice” 

        Pedro Sanchez, “The Next Green Revolution” 

        Vandana Shiva, “Gift of Food” 

        Cam Cardrow, “Ethiopia” (political cartoon) 

        Jennifer Wilkins, “Think Globally, Eat Locally” 

        Kirsten Schwind, “Going Local on a Global Scale: Rethinking Food Trade” 

        Heifer International, “What If Cows Gave Milk in Peru?” 

        Danielle Nierenberg, “Factory Farming in the Developing World”

        Dennis T. Avery and Tom Elam, “Confinement Farming a Boon to the Third World” 

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion 

Writing Assignments 

                       

Chapter 9: Spreading Diseases in the Global Community

Context for a Network of Issues 

Stakes and Stakeholders 

Student’s Voice: Avoiding SARS in Taiwan (Mark Merin) 

International Voices:

        Oprah Winfrey’s Interview with Nelson Mandela 

        Bono’s Commencement Address, University of Pennsylvania 

Global Hot Spot: Sub-Saharan Africa 

READINGS 

        Huang Xiangyang, “SARS Accelerates Transparency in Government”

        Ann Marie Kimball, “Fighting Human Infection in an Age of Globalization”   

        Henry I. Miller, “Some Hard Truths About Bird Flu” 

        Barack Obama and Richard Lugar, “Grounding a Pandemic”

        Olle Johansson, “International AIDS Day” (Political cartoon) 

        Melinda Gates, “AIDS and India”

        Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, “Africa’s Condom Conundrum: Fighting HIV in Africa” 

        Raymond Downing, “African Perspective on AIDS Differs from West” 

        Gayle Smith, “The Global Challenge of HIV/AIDS: Regional Destabilization, State Collapse and Possible New Breeding Grounds for Terrorism” 

        AIDS Prevention Images from Africa (posters, billboard) 

        Stephen Lewis, “AIDS Has a Woman’s Face” 

        Jonathan Rauch, “Bad Blood” 

        Global AIDS Alliance, “Accelerating Efforts to Achieve Universal Basic Education: A Critical Component of the Global AIDS Response” 

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 

Glossary of Globalization Terms  

 

Films on Global Issues  

 

Credits 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321244239
Subtitle:
Readings for Writing
Author:
Johnson, June
Publisher:
Longman
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
21st century
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
HISTORY / Modern/21st Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ramage/Bean/Johnson Series
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.98x6.06x.84 in. 1.56 lbs.

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